Today The Mermaid announces the signing of a seven-year contract with niche hospitality company, KUDOS, to become the Blackfriars based events venue’s in-house caterer.
The £8m partnership, which begun on 1st September 2016, will see KUDOS work alongside The Mermaid to introduce an exciting range of innovative food concepts and menus for corporate and consumer events.
Alicia Duncan, General Manager of The Mermaid comments: “We are elated to be working alongside KUDOS to offer our clients a brand new catering experience. The KUDOS team are extremely talented and their menus are both inspired and creative – something we pride ourselves on as a venue. Vowing to do things differently in 2016, we felt that it was time for a change and KUDOS is a perfect match for us. ”
The Mermaid’s catering contract instigated a competitive tender process, however with KUDOS’ original yet exciting food concepts, they were the unfaltering contender. The partnership announcement has created much enthusiasm amongst both parties, with both teams eager to create an all-new catering concept at the venue.
Jon Pryce, Managing Partner of KUDOS, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been given this opportunity. The team has put so much hard work and effort into both creating an innovative and engaging tender and building a strong relationship with the venue, so we are very proud to have won the contract. The venue has fantastic aspirations and a desire to offer the conference and events market something unique and we are excited to be playing a major part in this.”